Islamophobic extremist Darren Osborne will spend at least 43 years in jail for his attack on Muslim worshippers.
The unemployed 48-year-old deliberately drove a hire van at a crowd leaving Ramadan prayers in Finsbury Park, north London, on 19 June last year.
He was handed a life sentence, with a minimum term of 43 years, for killing 51-year-old Makram Ali and injuring 12 others.
As he was taken down at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday, Osborne said: “God bless you, thank you.”
Some of Mr Ali’s family were in tears as Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb spoke of the damage caused by the attacker’s “suicide mission”.
Sentencing Osborne, the judge said: “This was a terrorist attack. You intended to kill.”
She added: “Your mindset became one of malevolent hatred. In short you allowed your mind to be poisoned by those who claimed to be leaders.”
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb also criticised Osborne’s “pathetic last-ditch attempt” to deceive a jury into believing an accomplice called “Dave” had been driving the hire van.
Osborne, an alcoholic father-of-four, had previously been convicted of both murder and attempted murder for the 19 June attack, following a trial.
The Met Police said “warped” Osborne had been “radicalised” in a matter of weeks prior to his attack.
His estranged girlfriend, Sarah Andrews, said the “total loner” had become “brainwashed” and “obsessed” with Muslims since watching a TV drama about the Rochdale grooming scandal in May last year, along with two subsequent terror attacks in the UK.
Speaking outside court after Osborne’s sentencing on Friday, Mr Ali’s daughter Ruzina Akhtar said the killer’s denial of his crime was “particularly hard”.
She said: “Before our father left the house that night, he had spent the evening with his family. It was here where he felt most comfortable.
“Our father – like the victims of most terrorism – was entirely innocent, which makes his death in this violent way all the more hurtful.
“We cannot imagine the trauma he felt in his last few minutes. But we choose to remember our father with happier thoughts.”
Earlier, in a victim impact statement, the court heard Ms Akhtar describe how her mother is scared to go out alone “in case she is attacked because she is visibly a Muslim who wears a headscarf”.
Mr Ali, from Haringey, was a married father of four daughters and two teenage sons, as well as being a grandfather of two.
Ms Akhtar said her own son was “always asking where his grandad is and why he cannot go to the park every day to play with him any more”.
During the sentencing, Osborne was revealed to have appeared before courts on 33 occasions for 102 offences over 30 years.
Osborne’s trial heard how mobile phones and tablets found at his family home revealed multiple searches for English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson and Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen.
Osborne was also said to have read articles on Lee Rigby, the British Army soldier killed in a terror attack in 2013, and used a search engine to ask: “Which party wants to bring back the death penalty?”
On Friday, London mayor Sadiq Khan – whom Osborne had expressed a hope to kill – said: “I think we need to think about how it is possible for somebody to be radicalised by extremists, whether it’s the far-right, or those who are inspired by so-called Daesh, or so-called Islamist groups.
“We need to make sure we root out those extremists that are grooming and radicalising people to embark on the road to terrorism.”
A Downing Street spokesman said he regarded Osborne’s “appalling and cowardly attack” as an “act of terrorism”.
He added: “The internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists or those who want to spread terrorist or extremist content.”